Melody Magpie

Pin-up by Joe Carabeo
Issue 44 • October 2016 • Richmond
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“The Princess of the Burly-cute,” Melody Magpie has been dazzling burlesque audiences since her debut in 2012. Hailing from Richmond, she’s travelled all over the East Coast performing her outrageous routines composed of equal parts Ziegfeld Follies, Charlie Chaplin, and internet cat videos. For this Halloween-inspired shoot, we caught up with her backstage as she picks her trick-or-treating ensemble, but it looks like she’ll need a bit more time to decide!

Follow all of Melody’s escapades online at

Photography by Joe Carabeo
Props and set decoration by Deepa De Jour
Location provided by Bridge Studio

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